Here are some of the Year 5 and Year 6 students from St Teresa’s school – Princes Risborough getting thoroughly stuck in to their “Life without taps” game!
Everyone looks like they are thoroughly enjoying their special visit by our Education Volunteer Margaret, and volunteer-in training Cathy last week!
They were asked to imagine what it would be like to have to carry water long distances, living as families in a village where their pump has broken down. They had to work together to collect water from a river three kilometres away. Collecting enough for all their families needs and using ‘chance cards’, which meant they then had to deal with unexpected changes such as rivers drying out and illness. The first family to collect the minimum daily amount of water was the winner!
The aim of the game was to show how hard it is to obtain enough water for daily life in areas where there are no taps nearby, and the water supply is unreliable and quite possibly polluted. The borehole provided by CAFOD really helped them out!
Margaret also gave an assembly to the whole school and ended the assembly by reminding the children that the Pope has said that this year is a special Year of Mercy and one of the things we can do to show we love and care for others, is to give drink to those who are thirsty. So when we are helping communities to have access to clean water this Lent through our ‘Make a Splash’ appeal, we are being merciful, just as God is merciful to us.
The school was delighted with the visit and sent a great hand-made thank you card
A big thank you to St Teresa’s, and our wonderful volunteers.